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Game Preview: BOS @ KCR, 8:10 pm, Thursday, August 18, 2011 @Kauffman Stadium

RedSox, 74-48, 74-48 2nd, ½ GB, 10 up in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (31, RHP, 9-5, 2.40)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. KCR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (9-5) 150.0 105 41 40 40 133 14 2.40
2010 (6-6) 127.2 151 89 82 45 116 20 5.78
2009 (17-6) 212.1 198 99 91 55 199 25 3.86
Last 7 GS 2-2 44.0 40 16 15 9 42 8 3.07 58
2011-08-13 @SEA L 5.0 8 5 5 1 6 2 99 36
2011-08-07 NYY ND 6.0 6 1 1 2 5 1 101 59
2011-08-02 CLE ND 6.0 6 2 2 0 7 2 85 59
2011-07-28 KCR L 7.0 5 4 3 3 8 1 109 58
2011-07-23 SEA W 7.0 7 1 1 1 7 1 118 65
2011-07-17 @TBR ND 8.0 1 0 0 0 6 0 106 86
2011-07-08 BAL W 5.0 7 3 3 2 3 1 68 42
Last 5 v.KCR 4-1 35.2 33 11 10 7 33 1 2.52 61
2011-07-28 KCR L 7.0 5 4 3 3 8 1 109 58
2010-04-10 @KCR W 7.0 9 3 3 1 4 0 105 50
2009-09-23 @KCR W 6.0 12 2 2 1 7 0 103 46
2009-07-12 KCR W 9.0 3 0 0 0 7 0 94 88
2008-08-05 @KCR W 6.2 4 2 2 2 7 0 90 63
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   38-24   Road:   36-24   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  47-34   vsLHP:  27-14   1-Run:  16-12
 vsEast: 31-15   vsCntrl:18-15   vsWest: 15-10 IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
122 Wed, Aug 17   TBR  L   0-4       74-48  2nd  0.5 gb
121 Tue, Aug 16   TBR  L   2-6       74-47  2nd  0.5 gb
120 Tue, Aug 16   TBR  W   3-1       74-46  2nd  0.5 gb
119 Sun, Aug 14  @SEA  L   3-5       73-46  1st  0.5 up
118 Sat, Aug 13  @SEA  L   4-5       73-45  1st  1.0 up
117 Fri, Aug 12  @SEA  W   6-4       73-44  1st  2.0 up
116 Wed, Aug 10  @MIN  L   2-5       72-44  1st  1.5 up
115 Tue, Aug  9  @MIN  W   4-3       72-43  1st  2.5 up
114 Mon, Aug  8  @MIN  W   8-6       71-43  1st  1.5 up
113 Sun, Aug  7   NYY  W   3-2 (10)  70-43  1st  1.0 up
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:18-12
Royals, 51-73, 51-73 5th, 14½ GB, 24 GB in WC

SP: Luke Hochevar (27, RHP, 8-9, 4.89)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (8-9) 158.1 158 91 86 51 90 20 4.89
2010 (6-6) 103.0 110 61 55 37 76 9 4.81
2009 (7-13) 143.0 167 109 104 46 106 23 6.55
Last 7 GS 3-1 43.1 41 21 20 16 34 4 4.15 52
2011-08-13 @CHW L 6.0 8 5 5 3 4 2 102 37
2011-08-08 @TBR ND 7.0 5 1 1 2 7 0 106 68
2011-08-03 BAL W 7.1 4 2 1 1 7 0 98 70
2011-07-28 @BOS W 7.0 6 2 2 1 6 0 103 62
2011-07-22 TBR W 5.1 6 4 4 3 2 2 100 39
2011-07-15 @MIN ND 7.0 3 1 1 3 4 0 109 68
2011-07-09 DET ND 3.2 9 6 6 3 4 0 83 20
Last 5 v.BOS 2-3 29.2 35 25 22 14 20 3 6.67 40
2011-07-28 @BOS W 7.0 6 2 2 1 6 0 103 62
2009-09-23 BOS L 5.0 8 6 6 3 5 0 94 29
2009-07-09 @BOS W 6.0 9 5 5 1 5 2 101 38
2008-08-06 BOS L 5.2 7 5 5 3 2 0 92 34
2008-05-19 @BOS L 6.0 5 7 4 6 2 1 114 36
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   32-34   Road:   19-39   ExtrInn:10-7 
 vsRHP:  40-53   vsLHP:  11-20   1-Run:  21-24
 vsEast: 13-17   vsCntrl:19-29   vsWest: 14-14 IL: 5-13

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
124 Wed, Aug 17   NYY  W   5-4       51-73  5th 14.5 gb
123 Tue, Aug 16   NYY  L   7-9       50-73  5th 15.5 gb
122 Mon, Aug 15   NYY  L   4-7       50-72  5th 14.5 gb
121 Sun, Aug 14  @CHW  L   2-6       50-71  5th 14.5 gb
120 Sat, Aug 13  @CHW  L   4-5       50-70  5th 14.5 gb
119 Fri, Aug 12  @CHW  W   5-1       50-69  5th 13.5 gb
118 Thu, Aug 11  @TBR  L   1-4       49-69  5th 13.5 gb
117 Wed, Aug 10  @TBR  L   7-8       49-68  5th 12.5 gb
116 Tue, Aug  9  @TBR  L   0-4       49-67  5th 12.5 gb
115 Mon, Aug  8  @TBR  L   1-2       49-66  5th 12.5 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 KCR  4 @BOS  3        W:Luke Hochevar (7-8), L: Josh Beckett (9-4), S: Joakim Soria (19)
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 BOS 12  KCR  5        W:John Lackey (9-8), L: Bruce Chen (5-4), S: none
Tue, Jul 26, 2011 BOS 13  KCR  9        W:Alfredo Aceves (6-1), L: Nathan Adcock (1-1), S: none
Mon, Jul 25, 2011 KCR  3 @BOS  1 (14)   W:Louis Coleman (1-2), L: Randy Williams (0-1), S: Joakim Soria (18)

Sun, May 30, 2010 BOS  8  KCR  1        W:Jon Lester (6-2), L: Brad Thompson (0-4), S: none
Sat, May 29, 2010 BOS  1  KCR  0        W:Clay Buchholz (7-3), L: Zack Greinke (1-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (12)
Fri, May 28, 2010 KCR 12 @BOS  5        W:Kyle Davies (4-3), L: Tim Wakefield (1-3), S: none
Thu, May 27, 2010 KCR  4 @BOS  3        W:Brian Bannister (4-3), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-2), S: Joakim Soria (12)
Sun, Apr 11, 2010 BOS  8 @KCR  6        W:Clay Buchholz (1-0), L: Gil Meche (0-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (2)
Sat, Apr 10, 2010 BOS  8 @KCR  3        W:Josh Beckett (1-0), L: Zack Greinke (0-1), S: none
Season Series: 2011 - tied 2-2; 2010 - BOS won 4-3; 2009 - BOS won 5-3; All-Time - KCR leads 214-212

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2011 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed
MLB Best, Middle, Worst
RedSox Batters (5.32 RS/G) vs. Royals Pitchers (4.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 44.Hochevar
G/S/vB
47.Adcock
G/S/vB
46.Coleman
G/S/vB
55.Collins*
G/S/vB
43.Crow
G/S/vB
23.Duffy*
G/S/vB
56.Holland
G/S/vB
59.Paulino
G/S/vB
48.Soria
G/S/vB
61.Teaford*
G/S/vB
38.Wood
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 234/163 .233/.268/.386/.654 .875/.560 .767 50/.682 11/2 5/10
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 11/1.545 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 6/.666 ··· 2/1.000 393/265 .249/.285/.378/.663 .510/.735 .651 102/.655 15/5 7/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 17/.916 3/2.333 1/no AB 1/3.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 1/.000 553/394 .313/.369/.519/.888 .756/.939 .842 120/.899 32/11 22/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 3/1.334 2/2.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.667 2/1.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 547/366 .346/.408/.542/.950 .751/1.047 .944 112/.879 1/0 18/3
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP 3/1.667 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 245/162 .256/.302/.386/.688 .950/.548 .542 29/.432 0/1 4/13
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 108/36 .167/.259/.333/.593 .750/.288 .709 25/.701 2/3 4/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 15/.900 2/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 2/3.000 2/.500 ··· 3/1.000 ··· 2/1.000 464/313 .300/.388/.557/.945 1.002/.918 .896 102/.969 1/1 24/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 12/1.278 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/3.500 2/2.500 ··· 5/.400 ··· 2/2.000 555/398 .305/.396/.472/.868 1.124/.771 .854 114/.899 23/6 16/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· 1/no AB 178/152 .306/.354/.513/.866 .965/.849 .915 83/.611 1/2 6/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 4/.000 ··· ··· 284/197 .247/.310/.452/.762 .590/.838 .762 65/.729 0/0 11/4
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 6/.000 3/.333 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 286/210 .279/.342/.380/.721 .700/.729 .677 71/.787 4/1 5/8
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 9/1.431 1/.000 ··· 1/5.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· 5/.200 ··· 1/.000 200/137 .226/.305/.412/.717 .794/.681 .729 39/.701 0/0 8/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 13/.840 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.250 ··· 1/.000 474/328 .266/.380/.481/.861 .981/.808 .666 86/.729 3/0 17/7
IP 158.1 48.1 49.1 55.1 54.0 82.2 44.2 98.1 51.1 19.1 50.2 TOTAL .277/.349/.453/.802 .797/.804 .765 .783 83/31 150/61
ERA-K/9 4.89/5.1 4.66/5.2 1.64/9.5 3.58/7.0 2.33/8.8 5.66/7.5 1.61/10.7 4.30/8.1 4.21/8.2 4.19/4.7 3.73/8.3 4.51/6.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (63-26-16)
 Varitek (48-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 671/.259 215/.273 192/.172 242/.218 226/.219 379/.298 172/.178 424/.287 222/.271 78/.282 218/.234 .272  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Aviles
 Gonzalez
0/117/0/6
19/3/28/5
92/0/0/1
20/5/20/1
0/0/3/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .765 .784 .579 .692 .659 .883 .524 .785 .741 .867 .671 .774
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 357/.810 94/.847 69/.600 112/.679 102/.844 97/.841 75/.577 222/.834 116/.659 39/.611 100/.698 .794
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 314/.713 121/.733 123/.565 130/.702 124/.503 282/.898 97/.483 202/.733 106/.824 39/1.095 118/.648 .760
Home 401/.773 93/.657 111/.611 121/.755 123/.653 191/.875 85/.356 190/.817 139/.573 58/.985 111/.478
Last 28d days 134/.676 52/.652 57/.494 48/.804 39/.939 118/1.000 69/.507 126/.825 50/.935 18/1.268 59/.718
HR/SB/CS 20/10/2 5/2/1 5/2/4 4/5/1 5/6/1 12/10/7 3/0/0 9/10/2 6/0/1 5/2/1 5/3/3 127/87/41
Usage ····X··· ·X·X···· X····X·X ·oX····o ·X··X··o ·X····X· oX···X·X ··X····X X··o···o ··Xo···· ··o·X·X·
Royals Batters (4.35 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.20 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
16.Butler G/S/vP 17/.610 3/1.167 4/1.167 4/.750 2/.000 6/.666 10/.000 508/381 .289/.366/.452/.818 .930/.782 .833 115/.921 1/1 15/0
53.Cabrera# G/S/vP 44/.749 1/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 9/1.792 5/1.650 546/379 .310/.343/.485/.828 .776/.851 .742 108/.996 16/7 16/3
2.Escobar G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 471/352 .252/.288/.335/.622 .561/.643 .520 97/.621 18/7 2/12
21.Francoeur G/S/vP 17/.181 3/1.000 7/1.000 1/.000 3/.667 5/.400 2/.500 513/389 .277/.329/.463/.793 .981/.735 .824 107/.923 19/7 15/4
17.Getz* G/S/vP 9/.500 1/2.000 3/1.667 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/2.000 397/294 .256/.314/.284/.598 .642/.583 .633 53/.604 19/7 0/5
9.Giavotella G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 51/46 .292/.333/.438/.771 .933/.749 1.054 51/.771 4/2 1/3
4.Gordon* G/S/vP 12/.633 1/3.000 3/.667 2/1.500 1/.000 3/.666 2/.000 546/380 .295/.369/.479/.849 .823/.860 .925 123/.891 12/7 15/3
35.Hosmer* G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 ··· 1/2.000 396/286 .271/.323/.419/.742 .525/.827 .782 108/.710 6/4 10/6
12.Maier* G/S/vP 14/.718 2/.000 2/1.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 88/54 .253/.364/.360/.724 .624/.789 .742 20/.594 1/0 0/0
8.Moustakas* G/S/vP 3/1.667 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 220/164 .194/.248/.244/.491 .223/.584 .402 92/.489 0/0 1/4
27.Pena# G/S/vP 6/.533 ··· 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 212/150 .262/.302/.364/.666 .634/.680 .506 43/.612 0/0 3/2
13.Perez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 27/27 .231/.222/.308/.530 /.530 .455 27/.530 0/0 0/1
IP 150.0 78.2 50.2 57.0 33.1 50.2 40.0 TOTAL .267/.326/.399/.725 .710/.730 .721 .767 120/47 91/71
ERA-K/9 2.40/8.0 3.20/5.7 2.84/9.2 2.21/9.2 4.05/8.1 3.02/11.5 4.05/7.2 3.90/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pena (43-24-3)
 Perez (3-2-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 585/.198 333/.222 211/.222 217/.168 141/.236 203/.215 163/.240 .244  Gordon
 Francoeur
 Cabrera
 Maier
116/0/0/18
0/0/120/12
8/113/2/10
7/8/8/0
OPS .570 .660 .604 .519 .756 .570 .680 .700
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 355/.548 147/.622 90/.725 124/.628 71/.800 99/.504 65/.861 .689
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 230/.604 186/.689 121/.517 93/.369 70/.713 104/.635 98/.564 .709
Road 312/.567 118/.708 85/.512 109/.553 52/.510 96/.558 59/.745
Last 28d days 130/.784 55/.713 47/.755 40/.645 47/.952 36/.167 33/.592
HR/SB/CS 14/17/4 6/5/0 3/5/3 5/7/1 4/5/0 3/4/0 5/1/2 113/111/37
Usage ····X··· X···o··o ·X··X··· ·o···X·· ·o··oo·· ·o···o·· oo······

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.